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1952 Men's Olympic Basketball

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Host: Helsinki, Finland

Date Started: July 14, 1952
Date Ended: August 2, 1952

Format: Round-robin pools advanced teams to classification matches.

Gold: United States
Silver: Soviet Union
Bronze: Uruguay

Final Standings

Rank Team W L W-L% PS/G PA/G SRS SOS Medal
1 United States 8 0 1.000 70.3 50.8 27.9 8.4 Gold
2 Soviet Union 6 2 .750 58.5 53.9 12.5 7.8 Silver
3 Uruguay 5 3 .625 60.8 58.9 11.6 9.7 Bronze
4 Argentina 5 3 .625 75.0 65.4 16.5 6.9
5 Chile 4 4 .500 55.9 63.5 -4.1 3.6
6 Brazil 4 4 .500 58.6 54.5 10.0 5.9
7 Bulgaria 6 4 .600 58.2 62.0 -4.1 -0.3
8 France 4 4 .500 58.5 57.5 0.7 -0.3
9 Czechoslovakia 1 2 .333 53.7 54.7 11.1 12.1
9 Egypt 3 3 .500 60.5 65.2 -15.7 -11.0
9 Mexico 1 2 .333 57.3 57.0 0.7 0.4
9 Philippines 3 2 .600 59.4 60.6 -0.2 1.0
13 Canada 3 3 .500 67.3 64.2 -2.2 -5.4
13 Cuba 2 4 .333 55.8 58.8 -12.7 -9.7
13 Finland 0 3 .000 49.0 59.3 -7.3 3.0
13 Hungary 2 4 .333 50.0 54.8 -3.2 1.7
17 Belgium 1 2 .333 57.7 59.7 -17.6 -15.6
17 Greece 1 2 .333 45.3 58.0 -20.2 -7.5
17 Italy 2 2 .500 55.3 52.5 -16.3 -19.0
20 Israel 0 2 .000 49.5 55.5 -16.2 -10.2
20 Switzerland 0 2 .000 53.5 64.0 -21.3 -10.8
20 Turkey 0 2 .000 41.0 56.5 -31.5 -16.0
23 Romania 0 2 .000 45.0 62.5 -26.8 -9.3

Schedule & Results

Rk Date Round Team Opponent Notes
1 Mon, Jul 14, 1952 Box Score Group A Cuba 59 Belgium 51
2 Mon, Jul 14, 1952 Box Score Group A Bulgaria 69 Switzerland 58
3 Mon, Jul 14, 1952 Box Score Group B Hungary 75 Greece 38
4 Mon, Jul 14, 1952 Box Score Group B Philippines 57 Israel 47
5 Mon, Jul 14, 1952 Box Score Group C Canada 68 Italy 57
6 Mon, Jul 14, 1952 Box Score Group C Egypt 64 Turkey 45
Rk Date Round Team Opponent Notes
7 Tue, Jul 15, 1952 Box Score Group A Belgium 59 Switzerland 49
8 Tue, Jul 15, 1952 Box Score Group B Greece 54 Israel 52
9 Tue, Jul 15, 1952 Box Score Group C Canada 72 Romania 51
10 Tue, Jul 15, 1952 Box Score Group C Italy 49 Turkey 37
Rk Date Round Team Opponent Notes
11 Thu, Jul 17, 1952 Box Score Group A Bulgaria 62 Cuba 56
12 Thu, Jul 17, 1952 Box Score Group B Philippines 48 Hungary 35
13 Thu, Jul 17, 1952 Box Score Group C Italy 53 Romania 39
14 Thu, Jul 17, 1952 Box Score Group C Canada 63 Egypt 57
Rk Date Round Team Opponent Notes
15 Fri, Jul 18, 1952 Box Score Group A Cuba 71 Belgium 63
16 Fri, Jul 18, 1952 Box Score Group B Hungary 47 Greece 44
17 Fri, Jul 18, 1952 Box Score Group C Egypt 66 Italy 62
Rk Date Round Team Opponent Notes
18 Fri, Jul 25, 1952 Box Score Group A United States 66 Hungary 48
19 Fri, Jul 25, 1952 Box Score Group A Uruguay 53 Czechoslovakia 51
20 Fri, Jul 25, 1952 Box Score Group B Soviet Union 74 Bulgaria 46
21 Fri, Jul 25, 1952 Box Score Group B Mexico 66 Finland 48
22 Fri, Jul 25, 1952 Box Score Group B Bulgaria 52 Mexico 44
23 Fri, Jul 25, 1952 Box Score Group B Soviet Union 47 Finland 35
24 Fri, Jul 25, 1952 Box Score Group C Argentina 85 Philippines 59
25 Fri, Jul 25, 1952 Box Score Group C Brazil 57 Canada 55
26 Fri, Jul 25, 1952 Box Score Group C Brazil 71 Philippines 52
27 Fri, Jul 25, 1952 Box Score Group C Argentina 82 Canada 81
28 Fri, Jul 25, 1952 Box Score Group D France 92 Egypt 64
29 Fri, Jul 25, 1952 Box Score Group D Chile 53 Cuba 52
30 Fri, Jul 25, 1952 Box Score Group D Chile 74 Egypt 46
31 Fri, Jul 25, 1952 Box Score Group D France 58 Cuba 42
Rk Date Round Team Opponent Notes
32 Sat, Jul 26, 1952 Box Score Group A Uruguay 70 Hungary 56
33 Sat, Jul 26, 1952 Box Score Group A United States 72 Czechoslovakia 47
Rk Date Round Team Opponent Notes
34 Sun, Jul 27, 1952 Box Score Group A Czechoslovakia 63 Hungary 39
35 Sun, Jul 27, 1952 Box Score Group A United States 57 Uruguay 44
36 Sun, Jul 27, 1952 Box Score Group B Bulgaria 65 Finland 64
37 Sun, Jul 27, 1952 Box Score Group B Soviet Union 71 Mexico 62
38 Sun, Jul 27, 1952 Box Score Group C Philippines 81 Canada 65
39 Sun, Jul 27, 1952 Box Score Group C Argentina 72 Brazil 56
40 Sun, Jul 27, 1952 Box Score Group D France 52 Chile 43
41 Sun, Jul 27, 1952 Box Score Group D Egypt 66 Cuba 55
Rk Date Round Team Opponent Notes
42 Mon, Jul 28, 1952 Box Score Group A Argentina 100 Bulgaria 56
43 Mon, Jul 28, 1952 Box Score Group A France 68 Uruguay 66
44 Mon, Jul 28, 1952 Box Score Group B Brazil 75 Chile 44
45 Mon, Jul 28, 1952 Box Score Group B United States 86 Soviet Union 58
Rk Date Round Team Opponent Notes
46 Tue, Jul 29, 1952 Box Score Group A Uruguay 62 Bulgaria 54
47 Tue, Jul 29, 1952 Box Score Group A Argentina 61 France 52
48 Tue, Jul 29, 1952 Box Score Group B United States 103 Chile 55
49 Tue, Jul 29, 1952 Box Score Group B Soviet Union 54 Brazil 49
Rk Date Round Team Opponent Notes
50 Wed, Jul 30, 1952 Box Score Group A Bulgaria 67 France 58
51 Wed, Jul 30, 1952 Box Score Group A Uruguay 66 Argentina 65
52 Wed, Jul 30, 1952 Box Score Group B United States 57 Brazil 53
53 Wed, Jul 30, 1952 Box Score Group B Soviet Union 78 Chile 60
Rk Date Round Team Opponent Notes
54 Thu, Jul 31, 1952 Box Score Semi-Finals Soviet Union 61 Uruguay 57
55 Thu, Jul 31, 1952 Box Score Semi-Finals United States 85 Argentina 76
56 Thu, Jul 31, 1952 Box Score Classification Round 5-8 Chile 60 Bulgaria 53
57 Thu, Jul 31, 1952 Box Score Classification Round 5-8 Brazil 59 France 44
Rk Date Round Team Opponent Notes
58 Fri, Aug 1, 1952 Box Score Final Round Uruguay 68 Argentina 59 Bronze Medal Game
59 Fri, Aug 1, 1952 Box Score Final Round Bulgaria 58 France 44
Rk Date Round Team Opponent Notes
60 Sat, Aug 2, 1952 Box Score Final Round United States 36 Soviet Union 25 Gold Medal Game
61 Sat, Aug 2, 1952 Box Score Final Round Chile 58 Brazil 49